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News release prepared by: Saeed Khan, 785-826-2677, saeed@k-state.edu;
and Natalie Blair, 785-826-2642, nblair@k-state.edu

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011


SALINA -- Two Kansas State University Salina engineering technology programs have earned renewed accreditation from the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology.

K-State Salina's electronic and computer technology program and the mechanical engineering technology program are reaccredited in the Next General Review category, which is the best possible outcome for any accreditation visit conducted by ABET, according to Saeed Khan, engineering technology department head.

The accreditation process analyzes every aspect of a program, including faculty quality, teaching resources and technology, facilities, academic curricula, connections with industry and the community, and student services.

"This accreditation is a validation of our dedicated efforts in fostering excellence," said Saeed Khan, engineering technology department head. "These programs have many strengths, including project-oriented learning, industry-sponsored capstone experiences, a growing focus on undergraduate research, excellent placement of graduates, student clubs that compete well in national and international competitions, close ties to industry, and faculty dedicated to staying current and providing a meaningful education."

K-State's engineering technology department offers bachelor's degree programs in computer systems technology, electronic and computer engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology. The department also has associate level programs in construction engineering technology, digital media and Web development technology. More information on the programs is available at http://www.salina.k-state.edu/engtech.

More information about the Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology is available at http://www.abet.org.